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COOPER, JAMES H S, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $57,435.78

Average cost per trip - $4,102.56
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 103 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Martha and three children accompanied. Public Governance Institute paid through a grant by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - New member orientation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $324.88
Lodging Cost - $188.13
Meal Cost - $149.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $662.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Dates - April 21, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Participation/speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $616.50
Lodging Cost - $680.63
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,297.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Morehead Scholarship Foundation
Dates - March 29, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - Participation in Morehead Alumni Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $215.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Democrat Network
Dates - May 16, 2003 - May 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - Spring Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $168.40
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $608.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Congressional health policy conference
Notes - Martha, spouse-other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $867.76
Lodging Cost - $923.64
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $2,853.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on education reform
Notes - Nashville, - Cancun, Mexico - Nashville

Travel Cost - $1,381.40
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,121.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Brisbane, Australia - Cairns, Australia

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Nashville - Los Angeles - Sydney - Melbourne - Brisbane - Cairns - Los Angeles - Nashville Including spouse

Travel Cost - $25,441.56
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,441.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Univ School of Govt
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Congressional Health Policy conference
Notes - Nashville - Ft Lauderdale - Nashville Including spouse

Travel Cost - $867.76
Lodging Cost - $923.64
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $2,853.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earth Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Beaver, AK - Arctic Village, AK - Kaktovik, AK - Fairbanks, AK

Purpose - Fact finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling /energy and wilderness issue
Notes - Nashville - Fairbanks - Beaver - Arctic Village, Arctic Nat'l Wildlife Refuge - Kaktovik - Fairbanks - Gulfport, MS Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,543.28
Lodging Cost - $725.74
Meal Cost - $290.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,559.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Healthcare Executive Network
Dates - July 15, 2005 - July 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speak
Notes - DC - Boston

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $303.62
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Nashville, TN - Dublin, Ireland - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $2,581.55
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,843.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Participation in the Heritage Foundation Conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - Malibu, CA - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $780.90
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $416.89
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $1,679.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industries Alliance, Ceridian Corp
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kiawah Island, SC

Purpose - Innovation and globalization summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Kiawah Island, SC - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $4,446.06
Lodging Cost - $510.20
Meal Cost - $157.20
Other Cost - $182.30
Total Cost - $5,295.76

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
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How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

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  • 10.07.14

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  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

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